The Blood and Body of Christ (Matthew 26:26-28 )

We reflect upon the fellowship of the Lord’s Supper, being the cup of blessings and the communion which we have with Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16–17), we recognize our ability to come to the table as those who are members of his body, wayward sinners made perfect in Christ Jesus through his willing sacrifice of himself on behalf of those who are members of the household of faith.

Christ reflected at the Passover table with his disciples, upon his betrayal and condemnation (Luke 22:37), the new covenant in his blood (Ex 24:8; Lev 17:11; Heb. 9:20) and the new commandment of love (John13:34-35), even the coming scattering of the disciples- Christ’s focus was not upon himself, but the people whom the Father had given to him (John 17:1-5), to accomplish the will of the Father and to see the Glory of the Father fulfilled (John 13:31-32) as a witness to humanity for all the ages to come (Hebrews 1:1-4).  The Lord’s Table is a reminder of all these truths, but the most important remembrance is the blessings of salvation which his shed blood alone provides.

Elder Matthew Davis
Covenant Reformed Church at
Grass Valley

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